First of all, by the time your female becomes breedable, this male will be reaching senior status and should not be used for that purpose. Females need to be at minimum 2 y/o to breed and be mature enough to take on the role as a Mom. As to the genetics, that's complicated when breeding harls, and the usual choices are mantle and black. The fact that he produced a fawnaquin, suggests fawn or brindle in his genetic pedigree, which is a mismarked color. Never put a harl to harl breeding together as the chances are greatly improved to produce piebald harls as well as blind/deaf puppies. Harl puppies are hard to produce unless the color lines are pretty color-pure, which his isn't. The formula is 25% harl, 25% black, 25% merle, and 25% white. This is merely a formula and statistics don't back it up, however, you always must be prepared for blind/deaf pups being produced from any harl litter.
Answered by muddypawsdanes - 8/9/2013 11:57:37 AM